I don’t live in her district in Maine but I get Rep. Chellie Pingree’s newsletter anyway and today it was truly appalling. She ran as an peace candidate with a background in organic family farming. How far she has drifted from serving the people to serving the wealthy during her 13 years in office!
Here’s my response to her recent messaging in the form of an open letter that might reach her.
Dear Rep. Pingree,
I read your email message today with interest. By spreading the demonstrably false claim — “As Russia continues its unprovoked attack on the people of Ukraine” — you appear to be either dangerously naive or a knowing promoter of lies about NATO and U.S. involvement in the region.
Where is your moral compass? Did you have one back in the day but years in Washington DC serving the Democratic Party and its corporate ownership eroded it?
If you actually believe Russia’s intervention in Ukraine’s civil war was unprovoked, and that roughly 14,000 casualties in the Donbas were mythical or perhaps not important, please find some better sources of information.
For starters, you might want to read this expose, U.S. Lied About Funding “Dangerous Pathogen” Research in Secret Ukrainian Biolabs, Newly Leaked Documents Reveal, by Dilyana Gaytandzhieva published March 22.
Or maybe you already know about this from your congressional briefings?
Russia is the enemy du jour and mostly a pathway to rendering China without a major ally as the world moves away from U.S. domination of its trade and finance.
Was blocking the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany worth risking a nuclear world war? I suspect your children or grandchildren might have a different opinion. There is no amount of wealth that would compensate them for a WW3 with nukes.
How about supporting diplomacy instead fanning the flames of conflict?
Or is conflict what your military-industrial campaign donors require?
As the U.S. produces little other than weapons nowadays, endless war is a marketing scheme.